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II: HER WORDS • Poetry There are Fights


There are fights that fall on us which we can’t win Ones that are destined to tear us limb from limb Until we are shattered Broken


But to fight or to flee? They say never to run from conflict That makes you weak But what if the fight makes you even weaker? What if it beats you and breaks you Shapes you into something new Something you might not like Or worse something they might like more


What if the fight makes you lose everything? Every ounce of desire? Is it worth it then? Are you strong for staying Or would it have been stronger to walk away From everything you’ve ever held dear? ________


Stop


I don’t think I can do this I know I can’t do this It hurts every day to go through this This pain when you’re gone And when you’re here It’s all the same And I know it’s wrong But it’s a game I can’t play anymore


I’ve knocked on doors Far more red than yours But it never quite does the trick My blood is full of you My heart is emptied ________


`My blood is full of you My heart is emptied’


91 Nero


Life crawls in and out and under the fire of it all And we sit in chairs like kings and watch it fall You played you’re sweet guitar as the end drew near The flames licked every building it was music to my ears I sat as the city burned to ashes from my match


You live, you mourn, you cry and then you’re dead But life is better than alternatives And Queens and kings die just like plebeians Just think of all the ground there is to dig Stones now sit where buildings use to live Ashes of the love we used to give


So ring your fiddle out And sing your tune Rome is burning bright this afternoon Play the drumbeat loud for all to hear Beating of the hearts, the love, the tears


Life is but a game I won you lost it’s over What’s the use of crying When you’re dying words are covered by the flame


Emotion is the master of us all We risk our hearts and guts with every stand Power comes from bloodshed at your hand


So ring your fiddle out And sing your tune Rome is burning bright this afternoon Play the drumbeat loud for all to hear Beating of the hearts, the love, the tears ________


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